Pepperdine University, J.D., 2013; Pepperdine University, M.A., 2013; The Ohio State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2009
Orange County Office
Melissa Barcena is an associate in the Orange County office. Her practice focuses on products liability and class action defense. Ms. Barcena has experience defending professionals and companies in complex civil litigation arising out of construction disputes, business disputes, and general liability.
Ms. Barcena received her Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Ms. Barcena earned both her Masters in Dispute Resolution and Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University where she graduated with Honors. While at Pepperdine, Ms. Barcena was a member of The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and the Law. Additionally, Ms. Barcena served as a judicial extern for Hon. Gregory Alarcon of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Ms. Barcena is admitted to practice in the State of California and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.